Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Review article
06 Sep 2023
Review article |  | 06 Sep 2023

Research and management challenges following soil and landscape decontamination at the onset of the reopening of the Difficult-to-Return Zone, Fukushima (Japan)

Olivier Evrard, Thomas Chalaux-Clergue, Pierre-Alexis Chaboche, Yoshifumi Wakiyama, and Yves Thiry


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-743', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 May 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Olivier Evrard, 02 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-743', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Jul 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Olivier Evrard, 02 Jul 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Revision (03 Jul 2023) by Rafael Clemente
AR by Olivier Evrard on behalf of the Authors (04 Jul 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Jul 2023) by Rafael Clemente
ED: Publish as is (02 Aug 2023) by Engracia Madejón Rodríguez (Executive editor)
AR by Olivier Evrard on behalf of the Authors (02 Aug 2023)
Short summary
Twelve years after the nuclear accident that occurred in Fukushima in March 2011, radioactive contamination remains a major concern in north-eastern Japan. The Japanese authorities completed an unprecedented decontamination programme. The central objective was to not expose local inhabitants to excessive radioactive doses. At the onset of the full reopening of the Difficult-to-Return Zone in 2023, the current review provides an update of a previous synthesis published in 2019.